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Wiley Rein Secures Grant of Petition in California Supreme Court, Files Opening Brief  

January 27, 2017

Washington, DC— On behalf of clients T-Mobile, Crown Castle, and ExteNet Systems, Wiley Rein filed a successful petition for review with the California Supreme Court of a California Court of Appeal decision in T-Mobile West LLC, et at. v. City and County of San Francisco, et al.

The case involves San Francisco’s wireless siting ordinance, which applies a unique, site-specific, and discretionary permitting requirement to wireless facilities in the rights of way.

The petition asks the Supreme Court of California to overturn the lower court’s decision and hold that San Francisco’s siting law is preempted by a state law that grants telecommunications providers the right to access the rights of way. 

Briefing in the case commenced on January 20. Wiley Rein partners Joshua S. Turner and Megan L. Brown, of counsel Matthew J. Gardner, and associate Meredith G. Singer, filed the opening merits brief on behalf of the petitioners. 

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Patricia O'Connell
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